WWE WrestleMania Axxess Report Inside Here, More
By Ryan Clark | March 26, 2010
The building both inside and outside is covered with banners of various superstars.
The entry lines were divided between GAs and VIPs. VIPs received a signed photo of John Cena, and were allowed inside before anyone else.
I believe there were 5 different signing stations, along with two photo stations. Among those out there were Gail Kim, Goldust, Kane, Teddy Long, Beth Phoenix, Chavo Guerrero, Matt Hardy, Evan Bourne, Savannah, MVP, Great Khali, Eve, Jack Swagger, and Drew McIntyre. The first group was out there for two hours, and then they switched out. While you weren't told who would be there before they arrived, they were all visible on high staging, with their names at the front of the line, so you could then decide if you wanted to enter that line.
There was a ring and nearly complete entryway setup. Howard Finkel, and some other guy, were MCs for the entire four hours. Highlights were Q&As with Bret Hart and John Cena, and matches, which saw Vladimir Kozlov defeat Carlito and Cryme Tyme defeat the Hart Dynasty with Natalya. There were also trivia and imitation contests, which were great. VIPs were allowed into an area directly around the ring and staging, while everyone else had to be about 25 feet back.
The SuperStar Entrance allowed you to come out an entryway set to one of eight wrestlers entrance videos and themes.
The Hart Family Dungeon had memorabilia of several members of the extended family, including ring gear, fan letters, and personal photos.
WWE Memorabilia was a small section of outfits, used equipment, photos, and magazines.
The Broadcast Center was off in a back corner. Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler were filming several segments to air on SmackDown.
The Undertaker's graveyard featured tombstones of his past WrestleMania opponents, two caskets from other matches, a hearse, a throne that could be sat on, and a burial site for Shawn Michaels for this Sunday. The area was darkened, constantly filled with smoke, and had Taker's music playing on a loop.
Right next to that was a display of Shawn Michaels past outfits and photos.
A fun display featured Steve Austin's 4x4 and the remains of one of Vince's limos.
Another fun display was over a dozen past and current championship belts. Did you know Moolah had her face on a belt?
There was lots of other stations that many will enjoy. If you're looking to come next year, I 100% recommend the VIP upgrade for at least one session. You'll be able to get in line early for an autograph, run through the other stations quickly since you can skip the line, and even get up close to the ring.